Study our planet in a time of global change, increasing demand for resources, and a fragile environment.
A solid foundation in geology, with additional coursework in meteorology and oceanography prepares students for a career in a wide range of employment sectors.
For a teaching major in Earth Sciences, complete the Earth Sciences degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.
For juniors and seniors on faculty research projects or with the Geological Survey for credit and pay.
Professor Tim Heaton will lead the Department of Earth Sciences 2016 Spring Break Field Trip to the Grand Canyon and other spectacular parks and geologic sites in the southwestern United States.
A student organization active in organizing meetings, field trips and other fun activities.
Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills to find solutions to issues related to the earth and its limited resources. Earth sciences graduates go on to work in the following professions.
|Environmental Scientist||South Dakota Geological Survey|
|Consulting Geologist||PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.|
|Environmental Services Analyst||City of Sioux City, Iowa|
|Geologist, Minerals and Mining Program||South Dakota Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Oil and Gas Program Manager||Idaho Department of Lands|